Baseball Spectator Insanity

2002-09-19 23:12 ☼ post

A father and son jumped out of the stands at tonight’s Royals — White Sox game and attacked Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa. [Photos from the scene]

This is just plain scary. I’m glad Coach Gamboa came through relatively unscathed, but it’s disappointing that security didn’t stop this from happening. The first base and third base areas seem like a logical place to position security guards to intercept hooligans. I wonder if it will become standard practice for MLB parks to position people in those spots to prevent incidents like this.

I’m also curious to find out just how stupid the two attackers’ motivation was. I’m guessing it was something idiotic along the lines of we just wanted to see if we could do it.